Lockheed-Martin X-35 Joint Strike Fighter
     Upon being awarded one of two contracts for Joint Strike Fighter concept demonstration by the U.S. Department of Defense, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company began developing two demonstrator concepts in November 1996.  Flight evaluations of the demonstrator aircraft began in 2000 and continued in 2001. Government selection of a contractor for the JSF Engineering and Manufacturing Development phase is set for late 2001.
     Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company designed their JSF program to incorporate the low-cost, rapid-prototyping, and advanced technology experience from their Palmdale facility; the integrated product team structure, critical stealth technologies and firsthand knowledge gained from their F-22 program office at Marietta; and the total systems integration and world-class, lean production capability of their Fort Worth facility. Northrop Grumman brings a vast background in tactical aircraft integration, carrier suitability, stealth technologies, avionics systems integration, sensors and advanced commercial aircraft manufacturing. BAE SYSTEMS provides its unique expertise and experience with short takeoff and vertical landing (
STOVL) technology, subcontract management and lean manufacturing. Though separated geographically, team members collaborate in a virtual workspace created by shared databases and common audio, video, and computer systems.
      Flight testing of the X-35 demonstrator aircraft began on Oct. 24, 2000, and concluded on Aug. 6, 2001, with all requirements and objectives achieved or exceeded. The X-35A, X-35B and X-35C established an unprecedented string of flight-test records, maintaining an extraordinarily high level of reliability throughout the testing period.

Lockheed-Martin X-35 Joint Strike Fighter
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